As part of the
Hardesty Festival of Ideas, physics and astronomy professors Maura McLaughlin
and Duncan Lorimer will tell the story of fast radio bursts, astronomical phenomena
which the pair discovered over a decade ago.
While scientists don't yet know what powers these bursts, this rapidly developing
field promises many surprises and applications in the coming decade, and WVU researchers
might play a major role in this endeavor. Due to limited seating at the
WVU Planetarium, RSVPs are required for the free public presentations at 6 and
8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. This event is cosponsored by the Nath Lecture.